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Family of ‘stand your ground’ shooting victim settles civil case with defendant

The family of a teenager killed in 2012 after an argument with an older man over loud music at a Florida gas station has settled their civil suit against the shooter for an undisclosed sum. The Florida Times Union reported Friday that defendant Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software engineer accepted…

Florida teen found chained to bed in marijuana grow house

Authorities in Baker County, Florida say they were shocked Wednesday to find a 18-year-old boy chained to a bed in an “elaborate” marijuana cultivation operation. Baker County detectives allege that 29-year-old Troy Howell imprisoned his nephew to keep him from reporting the pot farm. A 15-year-old nephew and a 13-year-old…

Florida lawmaker resurrects anti-evolution bill

In 2009, Republican Florida state Sen. Stephen Wise failed to pass a bill that would have required intelligent design to be taught in public schools. Wise, who is now chairman of the Senate Education Committee, is at it again, hoping that his resurrected bill will fare better among newly elected…

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